Nursey"hey guys give us $7k+ while we have no incentives to give, might still not be worth spectating, and on top of that the prizepot in no way makes up for any of that."
asking for that much under current circumstances is essentially asking you guys for a free vacation with nothing in return
And that is a very fair point.
Maybe we can count how many people complain once i63 rolls around that there's no real competition for Froyo. I don't know what rosters the other teams are bringing but.. you know. And then maybe we can ask these folks on Twitter or whatever if they could dig up five bucks to donate, if it could have helped. Maybe I'm totally off here, who knows. Kids threw down thousands of bucks so Grant can make a second YouTube channel for guitar and habib can bother his parents. We DEFINITELY have folks out there thinking "Damn dude it's too bad Ascent can't go to LAN"
For the first big GXL I think it was, dashner didn't want to make a fundraiser to go. Same deal. He was like "Well why would people donate with no reason to" etc, convincing himself it wasn't worth trying, or that nobody cared, he felt bad etc. Well I convinced him to make one, the goal was met very quickly, and he made it and the show was awesome. You don't know until you try.
This is the TF2 community. Have we all forgotten about what we can accomplish when we try hard enough?